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Environmental Collection

Located on the loft level of the library, the Environmental Collection, comprised of over 20,000 physical volumes and thousands of e-books, concentrates on environmental law and policy, supporting the VLGS curriculum and experiential programs. The collection is diverse and has evolved to reflect the changing nature of the discipline; topics include environmental justice, climate change, food and agriculture, energy law and policy, water law, environmental economics, biodiversity, sustainability, planning and zoning, hazardous waste, and more.

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Environmental Law & Science Databases

The library subscribes to a number of online databases that focus on environmental law and support the study of and research in environmental law. They are freely available for use by the VLGS community.​

Environmental Law Research Sources

The Environmental Law Research Sources database is a collection of over 500 free environmental law websites, selected in consultation with VLGS faculty and students. Topics include: environmental justice, environmental health, climate change, energy, agriculture law, food law, animal law, land use, endangered species and wildlife biodiversity, environmental dispute resolution, water law and policy, ocean and marine law, international environmental law, and more. Each website has a description of its information resources.

Environmental Law Research Guide

The Environmental Law Research Guide focuses on environmental, international environmental, and environmental justice law and policy resources that are useful in leading you to environmental case law, statutes and legislative history, administrative law, scientific and statistics sources, and specialized web sites. It includes research resources: books, databases, statistics sources, Westlaw and Lexis, and an ever-expanding number of free, vetted websites.

Food & Agriculture Law and Policy Research Guide

This guide focuses on food and agriculture law and policy, which often involves related areas including water quality, land use, energy, food labeling, etc.This resource will lead you to many useful resources using books, databases and articles, vetted websites, news and statistical sources, specific resources relating to farmed animals, equity issues, and climate change, and government sites. Also included are the National Agricultural Library, the National Agriculture Law Center, and the VLGS Center for Agriculture & Food Systems.